@Neko_BB: First, Kiara is female. Please get your pronouns correct.
Second, it's not that Kiara necessarily WANTS to leave, it's that Japan has refused to extend her visa. Apparently working as a virtual idol for a Japanese-based company is not sufficient to be considered "having a job in country," and so she will have to return to Europe.
The moment of realization that the sky above them isn't actually the sky; that it's instead the terrifying blue light of the Otherisde and it HAS been the whole time while they've been carelessly frolicking on the beach; that moment is probably one of the most intense "oh fuck" moments I've seen from the novels. I'm glad the manga managed to pull it off well.
I love how chaotic the Beach arc is. The girls act so reckless, even by their own standards.
Something I think should always be remembered is that the Otherside screws with people's heads. It not only provokes fear, it also causes them to accept or ignore things that would normally make them stop and seriously question the situation.
It didn't occur to me in the novel, but isn't Toriko suspiciously calm while she thinks she shot two people?
I think she was compartmentalizing her emotions. Had they turned out to be actually people instead of Otherside nightmare things, she probably would have had a bit of a breakdown later.
Given that Haachama's recent behavior includes kidnapping, assault, illegal imprisonment, torture, premeditated murder, dismemberment, implied cannibalism, and implied necromancy Miko may want to consider shifting her interest to one of the other blondes in Hololive.
I will be so disappointed if this ended in like happily ever after moment where good and evil will just fight continuously with pervy battle scenes being the norm. That would be such a default ending. Please make this end with Utena becoming everyone's mistress and them eye-ing other magical girls to join her harem. Feels like that would be the only satisfying ending.
Until Baiser flipped out when Azul broke, that's where I thought this series would go. Since then... I'm not sure anymore.